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with an architect of obama care in the next segment. but joining me now is kentucky senator rand paul. senator, welcome back to "fox news sunday." >> good morning. >> before we get to obama care, i want to talk to you about your trip to detroit this week where you helped open the first of what are going to be several republican outreach centers in inner cities. you also unveiled your plan for economic freedom zones in depressed areas. let's take a look at that plan. you would set a flat individual and corporate tax rate in those depressed areas of 5%. give parents more school choice and education tax credits. and loosen visa rules to encourage foreign sbe pentrepre to open businesses. senator, while critics say those are all good ideas, you've got to pour more government money into those inner cities if you're going to make a difference. >> well, chris, it hasn't worked. i mean, the president poured a trillion dollars into the nation's economy. when you divided it out it was about $400,000 per job. the problem with a government stimulus is you pick the winners and losers. with this stimulus th
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stadium. in attendance, president obama and former president george bush. also, presidents clinton and carter. mandela's body will lie in state for three days and then he will be buried next sunday in his home village. bu buried, but certainlily not forgotten. >> greg, thanks for that. and later in the program, our exclusive interview with pik botha, a top south african official in the apartheid era, but now, we turn to washington where the obama administration has put together a team of democratic lawmakers to sell the embattled health care law to a skeptical public. we'll speak to an architect of obama care, but joining me now is is rand paul. welcome back. >> good morning. >> before we get to obama care, i want to talk to you about your trip to detroit this week where you helped open the first of what are going on several republican outreach centers and inner cities. you also unveiled your plan for economic freedom zones in depressed areas. let's take a look at that plan. you had sent a flat individual and corporate tax rate with 5%. give parents more school choice and education
presidents will be heading to south africa next week to attend the memorial services for the late nelson mandela. president obama, former presidents george w. bush, and bill clinton will be among the dignitaries attending. the memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. and ellis funeral is scheduled for next sunday. -- mandela's funeral is scheduled for next sunday. earlier today, the family issued a statement. >> the leader of our family is gone. in our hearts, and our souls, he will always be with us. >> the family says it is humbled by the messages they have received from governments and people all around the world. as the world remembers mandela, abc 7 news and will have extensive coverage. leon harris and scott thuman are traveling to johannesburg. we will have live report starting monday on the newscast. detainedly american for weeks in north korea is back home tonight in the u.s. we will tell you what he said about his release. plus, why a charity race involving prince harry was suspended. batkid?mber that kid -- >> 72 years ago today, japan launched a surpris
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. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's memorial service next week. >> hello, welcome no al jazeera america, i'm morgan radford live from new york city. reinforcements on the town in trying to end the violence. nearly 400 people have been killed in the fighting in the past three days. france is dispatching more than 1,000 troops and the african union plans to double its forces. 10,000 have fled the capital. officials ordered everyone off the streets of bangui. for the latest on the crisis we start in bangui. a warning - you may find some of these images disturbing. >> french soldiers on food patrol in bangui. this is new to the city and welcomeded by men. they are here to reassure people enough to open up shops. at the moment there's no food or medicine. there's little the french can do about the growing sectarian violence between muslims and christians. >> translation: we muslims have been here for 200 years. they are killing us every day. anti-balaka christians killed more than 200. >> this is where many christiansar sheltering, close to the b
president obama and former presidents bush and clinton head to south africa next week for services honoring that country's first black president. this weekend south africans are celebrating his life with songs and marches. mourners say mandel's leadership transform their country, including his 27 years in jail, protesting against apartheid. >> growing up, we weren't allowed -- it's just always been to me that rebellious person who fought for us. >> tomorrow is the national day of prayer in south africa. on tuesday, president obama will attend the official public memorial service in johannesburg. mandela will be buried on december 15th in the village of qunu where he grew up. >>> the remaining pilot whales that stranded on the coast of florida may have rescued themselves. on tuesday 51 whales were spotted either beach order in shallow water near the florida everglades. several whales died on the beach and others were euthanized, but most of the whales apparently swam up, making it to deeper water and safety. biologists say they don't know what caused the whales to come ashore. >>> about 60
t confidants and the man that until this summer was obama's top national security -- why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who presided over great growth and some critics charge also helped create many bubbles. former fed chair, alan greenspan. >>> and as we approach the first anniversary of the new town massacre, what can the u.s. learn from other nations about gun policy. i'll take you to japan for a fascinating look at a nation that loves violent video games but has a gun death rate that is very different from america's. it's a preview of a gps special airing tonight at 7:00 p.m. eastern. >>> but first, here's my take. when nelson mandela was released from prison in 1990, i remember being struck by how old-fashioned he seemed. he spoke with the language cadence and manners from the 1930s, 40s and 1950s. he reminded me of the great national leaders of the post colonial world who led their countries to freedom. he had the same way of speaking and dressing, the s
a week-long celebration. next up, a memorial service on tuesday, taking place at the fnb stadium in johannesburg. mandela made his last public appearance at the 2010 world cup. it's confirmed, president obama and the first lady will be there, along with former president george w. bush and mrs. bush. former president jimmy carter and former president bill clinton and mrs. clinton are expected at the funeral next sunday. wednesday through friday, he will lie in state in the nation's legislative capital. next sunday, the state funeral in his hometown on the eastern cape. his long-time friend and lawyer, george bizos. >> he will go down in history, i think, as the revolutionary who didn't believe in violence. >> reporter: earlier today, we had our first public sighting of winnie mandela, his former wife and partner in the dark days of apartheid. tomorrow will be quiet. on tuesday, the gathering like the world has never seen before, as dignitaries from around the globe gather to say farewell to nelson mandela. bianna? >> a week of mourning, reflection, and celebration. our thanks to y
. they shouldn't give them a cap indication for food stamps. >> this won't work next year. it was raised in california. >> in california, yes. but the rest of the nation. even obama, the president has said it should be at least $10 over whatever measured period of time he's talking about. something will happen on this issue. now that they are making themselves look respectable on the issue. >> i'm skeptic call -- skeptical about this. >> well, i think you are wrong. i believe that any time you become enviewed with the idea the nation will be the ones lining up. you will have google lining up. they will all be for raising their minimum wage. >> you can look at it a couple different ways. it could hurt small business. but with did people having extra money that would help us. >> one says one thing and one says another. >> right. it will cost more but the question is how much more. the trade off is are you helping america workers whether wal-mart or mcdonalds. are we willing to pay for it. one way or the other we do pay for it. >> we'll speak with the congressman about that. >>> electronic
prediction. >> it blew away earning, closed at 73 on friday, i think it goes up another 30% in the next six months >> bull or bear? >> bear. >> tracy. >> harry reid is allowing his congressional staff to avoid getting into obama care. give me a break. everyone is in, he saidt himself, stop the games. >> jonas. >> we're going to wear out our shoes faster, nike, 20% on the year. >> wow. >> what is up with you? >> gary b., bull or bear on this? >> drones at this point have a better chance. >> okay, we are going to deliver the best business blockext. neil takes it away. >>> pump it, then tax it. i don't know about you, you've had enough of it. welcome, everybody. follow the money if you can even find the money. because it is not easy to get t of the democratic congressman when he's looking for money. not just a little more money. oregon's guy wants to double the taxes because he says our infrastructure needs the dough. i asked
's gun problem. >>> up next on today's show, the man who until this summer was president obama's top national security adviser. my conversation with tom donilon. ♪ [ female announcer ] feed a man a cookie and he eats a cookie. ♪ feed him a fresh baked cookie and he eats a much, much better cookie. bake the world a better place with nestle toll house. where their electricity comes from. they flip the switch-- and the light comes on. it's our job to make sure that it does. using natural gas this power plant can produce enough energy for about 600,000 homes. generating electricity that's cleaner and reliable, with fewer emissions-- it matters. ♪ switzerland, australia, columbia >>> hello. i'm fredricka whitfield with a check of our top stories. snow and ice now causing problems in parts of the north and east. hundreds of flights are canceled in d.c. with airports across the country also experiencing delays. the wintry blast not expected to last long with above freezing temperatures moving in monday. >>> nuclear inspectors are in iran today for their third visit to a heavy water re
not have health insurance. >> see, i wasn't exaggerating. every day he's hustling. over the next three weeks, if you go a day without hearing from president obama on obama care, you can be sure it's because he's passed the mic to democratic members of congress, the democratic national committee, democratic congressional campaign committees, or advocacy organizations to help him deliver his message. and if you miss the message on television, the white house has promised that you'll find it on facebook, twitter, and even in your inbox. after an early fumble with the rollout, this is president obama on offense. driving hard to penetrate the gop defensive line. and he is playing to win. joining me now is ari melber, co-host of msnbc's "the cycle" and correspondent for the nation. suze kim, national reporter for msnbc. tara dowell, who is the democratic strategist, and susan del percio, republican strategist and contributor for msnbc. thank you all for being here. so susie, you're a first-time nerd at our table today. talk to me, is this what offense looks like? because we certainly know wh
this temporary agreement, the islamic republican has agreed to halt some of its nuclear activities in the next six months for exchange for sanctions relief. they said the program is for peaceful purposes. few people around the world believe those claims. president obama defended this yesterday in the forum on international affairs. he said the bottom line is to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. the sanction relief will depend on iran's actions going forward. >> if and when iran shows itself not to be abiding by the agreement, not to be negotiated in good faith, we can reverse it and tighten it even further. >> here in israel, the temporary deal has been widely criticized, particularly by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu who among other things has called the deal dangerous. but today, this weekend, israeli president shimon peres took a softer stance, saying he would be willing to meet with the new president of iran and said the ultimate goal for everyone is peace. >> it's what we can all hope for. thank you for the latest. >> jamie, at that forum in washington, the presiden
. information on how president obama and his president saysors will be kept safe, that is coming up next. >> memorial and funeral services are said to be the largest gathering for an international diplomat ever. security and transportation are likely to be logistical challenges. many say that the 2010 soccer cup in south africa was a success. so secure think the time around should also be feasible. joining me by phone to discuss this is reid epstein, "politico's" white house reporter. reid, it is confirmed the white house did send over a secret service team immediately when it was confirmed the president would be heading there. what are you learning? >> caller: deb, as soon as the mandela news broke, the white house sent secret service and military chiefs to south africa to start getting ready for the president's arrival. they are working with secret service officers who are based both in south africa and rome, who had been coordinating for months answers years with the south africans preparing for the services after man dell why's death knowing that u.s. president would want to be one t
in subsidies for the next ten years and now we learn about a little known provision that basically says if insurance companies suffer losses three years after the implementation of obama care, we are the ones who are going to reimburse and compensate insurance companies for their losses. it's ridiculous. >> risk corridor is going to cost a trillion dollars and then the "new york times" headline this week was insurers are offered assistance for losses. this isn't free market capitalism. >> no, it certainly isn't. it's a joke. it's terrible. one trillion dollars as you said in the first ten years is the normal cost of this thing is going to be with subsidizing on top of that they're saying we're going to bail out anybody if you got your policy cancelled we'll pay for that. it's ridiculous. on top of at, he has a political agenda. his ideoly is in this. he's going to exempt the labor union and he's going to bail the insurance companies. it's unbelievable. >> one of my biggest problems with this on top of the money is that again it's the white house dealing directly behind the american peop
. it doesn't diminish america's power and influence in the world. >> how much focus for president obama in terms of international? it isn't just iran? >> it is looking so difficult. as you look towards next year disengaging from afghanistan becomes the story. iran becomes the big test. no one knows whether iran will do what president obama wants it to do which is basically dismantle any pretense. >> nice to have you here. we'll see you a little bit laterer. a little bit later. >>> we vel a preview of "meet the press" later. meantime jenna is here with the morning's top stories. nice to see you. >> nice to see you, too. 85-year-old war veteran merrill newman is back in california after being detachbd for more than a month in north korea. north korean officials say he was being held on charges of hostile acts against the regime stemming from his service in the korean war. he was finally reunited with his family in san francisco on saturday after the north koreans deported him. >> it's been a great homecoming, and i'm tired but ready to be with my family. >> a spokane medical examiner is s
somewhere in wyoming, you know, sort of having a good chuckle and saying, you know, thank god obama was president because the next time we're in power, we're going to be able to continue doing this stuff. >> host: jeremy scahill, how large is the drone program in the u.s. right now? >> guest: well, we have very little information about it. let's remember that for almost the entire first term that president obama was in office, he never publicly mentioned the drones except on a google plus hangout in response to a question that a young person had asked him. no u.s. officials would ever publicly own that the u.s. even had a drone program. an american citizen was killed in a drone strike, this guy anwar al-awlaki who was from the united states and went to yemen and was making these youtube videos, they killed him in 2011. 600 days later president obama gives a speech where he owns the fact that the u.s. is doing this. there are secret bases in saudi arabia, oman, in east africa. my understanding is there also is a facility inside of yemen and, of course, in afghanistan drones are being
. >> i knew you would be. but here's the problem. most people analyze this in terms of do you think obama's policies produce growth, anti-growth. growth is actually not t issue because it only matters if it's shared. if a company that's making $14 billion in profits this year makes $20 billion next year, what's the difference if they don't share the benefit? >> but john, it is kind of the issue because sometimes a rising tide lifts all boats to quote john f. kennedy, rick's favorite president. if you look at what happened under the reagan term, the lower 20% and the top 20% increased by double digits after those tax rate cuts. >> i'm one of those people who believes that income and equality is unrelentingly beautiful. when that expands that means that life-style and equality is shrinking. people generally get rich by virtue of mass producing that which was formerly available to rich people. they're not producing enough inequality and that's giving a great deal less life-style enhancements for those not rich. >> but the ttom line is that when you have a slow economy like we had in the 70s,
victory? next year's congressional elections. let's find out. robert gibbs is a political analyst and former press secretary under president obama. and david corn is an msnbc political analyst and washington bureau chief at mother jones. robert, you know better about him than most people. you've worked with him in tight situations. i hope you got to see our program last night. we had a huge audience of 1.3 million. >> i did. >> i mean, it's a very big audience of people who tuned in just to hear the president. even on a night when so many hearts and minds were focused on the lives of nelson mandela. they took some time out to watch our program with the president. he said at that time when i asked him how do you do big deals and he said history says you only get a big program through, something really important, when one party controls the government. the house, the senate, and the presidency. does that mean to you he's still holding out hopes he can pull a big upset in the sixth year of his presidency next november? >> well, i was certainly struck by the answer in which he was rem
did mandela's death overshadow president obama's push for obama care this week? plus, have we finally turned a corner on our economy? next, our roundtable is back with some of their analysis of those questions. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. ti'm bethand i'm michelle.e. and we own the paper cottage. it's a stationery and gifts store. anything we purchase for the paper cottage goes on our ink card. so you can manage your business expenses and access them online instantly with the game changing app from ink. we didn't get into business to spend time managing receipts, that's why we have ink. we like being in business because we like being creative, we like interacting with people. so you have time to focus on the things you love. ink from chase. so you can. >>> here now, some of this week's images to remember. imag. >>> president obama at the christmas tree lighting. back with our roundtable. the politics of the moment is obama care, and the president was out there re
begin in south africa on tuesday, presidents obama, bush and carter will all attend. nelson mandela visited our country just after he was released from prison back in 1990. our next guest was the man who matt him at the airport in new york city. quote, mandela was a genuine hero, also my personal hero, a transcend ant symbol of freedom, he believed against overwhelming odds he would one day succeed. he was ready to die for his beliefs. there may have been people equal in modern history but i would dare say no one was ever greater. joining us new york city mayor david dinkins. mr. mayor, welcome. >> good to see you again. >> good to see you, too. we know him and remember him as an icon. you knew him personally. what was he like as a person? >> that's the thing that was most amazing about him, total absence of bitterness. i don't know who among us after having been imprisoned for more than 27 years in protest against a cause you deeply believe could behave as he did. but here is a man who when they asked him why aren't you angry and what not? his response was to be angry was to contin
. president obama will travel there for a memorial on tuesday along with president bush and clinton. mandela will be buried next sunday. he died thursday at the age of 95. >>> an iranian tv is reporting inspectors are getting a look inside one of the plants for the first time. anna? ♪ ♪ >>> well, score one for christmas. a new jersey mayor fighting the pc police renaming his town tree a christmas tree. for several years it's been called a holiday tree, and now the mayor is saying, enough is enough. the people across the nation are really rallying behind him. david fried, the mayor of robinsville township, new jersey, is here. >> good morning, thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. you've been mayor for eight years, a small town of 17,000 people. you had a menorah celebration and christmas tree lighting. what happened in 2007. >> we started calling it a holiday tree. this year they wanted to make it a tree lighting. >> they even dropped the holiday. >> they were going to drop the holiday. i said, enough is enough. we have a menorah lighting. it's not a candle lab bra. we can h
and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen
president jimmy carter will attend next weekend's funeral, but not in the group with other u.s. presidents. rather with a group of statesmen which nelson mandela was a member of, the elders. it was already confirmed along with president obama, former presidents george w. bush and clinton will also attend. members of the mandela family including nelson mandela's grandson and several government ministers also came here earlier today and held a prayer session of their own inside his home. hundreds of candles have been lit in what has become a shrine outside the home. one local woman saw the candles behind me were running out. they were burning out. she gave away hundreds of these solar-powered candles which last up to five years. so, as she said, the memory of nelson mandela could carry on forever. one final note. i met with the guy who produced the movie "long walk to freedom" which just premiered around the world. he knows nelson mandela quite well. i asked him what does he think nelson mandela would have to say about the scene today? he said nelson mandela would have joked, what's all the
collected, 20 through '12. then, of course, this year and next -- through the next ten years, we'll add $500 billion, creating in just medicaid unfunded liabilities because of the enormous shift to medicaid as a result of obama care $17 trillion, tom, in additional unfunded liabilities. what are we to do here? >> these are massive, massive entitlement expansions, both in medicaid, those are poor people who probably need it. you can argue about that. but these new expansions and the exchanges are huge amounts of subsidies that people way in the middle income stream, 62% of americans qualify for subsidies. >> in obama care. >> yes, obama care, 62% of americans, family of for, $94,000 in income gets a subsidy. it's crazy. >> never before imagid. >> i'm upset about the website. i think it's a mess. but the bigger question is who should we subsidize. you can't subsidize 62% of americans for anything. eventually website will work, for better or worse this thing is probably not going to be repealed. many of us wish we could start over. the bigger issue is these are massive new subsidies for a huge
including one of mandela's close confid t confidants and the man that until this summer was obama's top national security -- why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how to understand the booming american economy. i'll ask the man who
them wages and therefore not give them application for food stamps. >> this is not going to work next year. it's not going to work. legislature raised minimum wage in california. >> that's california. >> yes. >> but the rest of the nation, the numbers are atrocious. even barack obama, president of the united states, has said it should be at least $10 over whatever period of time he is talking about. so something is going to happen on this issue. now that the reits are looking respectable on the issue, it could happen. >> i am skeptical for voters that a battle measure in california will go for raising minimum wage when it was just raised by legislature. they'll say why should we do this? we just did this? >> i think you are wrong. i believe that any time you become enviewed with the idea that you are going to reduce the cost to government and you can prove that by doing something of this nature the small business people will be probably the only ones that will be lining up. you aren't going to have the gap lining up. you are going to have google lining up. they're all going to be for
in the studio by frank oliveri and craig whitlock. >> i would like to ask you about afghanistan. the obama administration thought they had fought the deal to keep the troops there 2014. that seems like it is falling apart. do you see any way of resolving this before the beginning of next year or will it stride on until afghanistan elects a new president? >> the deal has not fallen apart. afghanistan approved it. no one has said that they are going to need to change it. president karzai has said he does not want to be the one who signs it. he is holding off on signing it until next year. it is a problem. there is no question about it. the substance is basically what both sides are comfortable with. whether or not president karzai is spilling new ideas, i do not know. it does not sound like it. it is whether or not to get so -- someone to formally sign it. the hope is we will get it signed before the elections. the impasse is his refusal to sign. >> he wanted to renegotiate. he wanted to have the afghanistan taliban members released from guantÁnamo. he wants no more raids or bombing of afgh
from littleton, pennsylvania, you are next. caller: i believe we are on the decline because of president obama's policy. i am sure the founding fathers -- there is this from dean on our twitter page -- we will continue with more pure calls in just a moment. this is from a preview of the president's travel and the logistics into getting into south africa on short notice. write -- shortly after thursday's announcement of mandela's that, secretary service were en route from the u.s. to south africa. they were joined by officials dispatched from the secret service is. with countless world figures set on johannesburg, the world will be trained on the memorial service to remember a man who embodied the struggle against apartheid and changed world history. by the time the president dutchs, months work of months work of work will be crammed into 72 hours. work will beth of crammed into 72 hours. next is cindy joining us from virgin you on the independent line on the question based on a pew research study on u.s. global power. is it declining, cindy? caller: hi, how are
including one of mandela's close kf dants. >>> then the man who until this summer was president obama's top adviser on national security, tom donnelly, on the iran deal and on why he says the u.s. doesn't need to cut a deal with hamid karzai of afghanistan. >>> next, how
of ceremonies before nelson mandela's burial next sunday. today is a day of prayer outside of nelson mandela's home. a memorial will be held on tuesday with leaders from around the world, including president obama and former presidents, george w. bush, jimmy carter and bill clinton. >> a map who defended his imprisonment is speaking out about his leg as yip. when manned -- legacy. when nelson mandela was freed he insisted that he serve in the government. we talk about this unique relationsh relationship. >> this man helped to keep nelson mandela in gaol. and then he served under him. it was his task to defend the imprisonment of nelson mandela privately he long lobbied for nelson mandela's release. >> in june 1982 i submitted a memorandum prepared by my department, to the effect that nelson mandela ought to be released. we are making a martyr of him every day he stays in prison. that his international acclaim and status would grow to an extent where we would not be able to handle it. unfortunately at the time it was shot down. >> eight years later nelson mandela became a free man. here you h
. president obama, a trio of former u.s. presidents will attend mandela's memorial service on tuesday. we go to johhannesburg now. you've been discussing this move and what it meendz to spend the next few days celebrating nelson mandela. tell us more about that and what you've been seeing today. >> well, you can hear it as well. this constant lament, this constant song of thanks just around me here in the streets. people continue to come here. it's becoming like a pilgrimage, i think. and just remember, this is a very suburban street in a quiet wealthy area of johannesburg and ten blocks that way, eight blocks that way, people are parking their cars and walking, pushing strollers, bringing their children along, elderly people coming with bouquets of flowers. others have picked flouers from their gardens. this is a very south african affair. it's a mandela's south africa. it is such a multiracial crowd. you have people from all walks of life. and i think if there is ever any tribute to nelson mandela and the leadership that he showed more than 20 years ago when he brought this nation together
and president obama point fingers right back at the gop. >> instead of rooting for failure or refighting old battles, republicans in congress need to work with us. >> most of you don't think things will improve next year. six in ten in a recent national journal connection survey said cooperation between the white house and republicans in congress will be just as bad next year as it is now with nearly a quarter saying there will be less agreements between the two parties. not a lot to look forward to. christi, victor. >> paul steinhouse. >> it's sunday, that means you've got to get ready for the week ahead. we'll help you do that. lets talk about what's going on. tuesday, nelson mandela's memorial service, president obama, former presidents george w. bush, bill clinton, all going to attend. move on to "times" person of the year. "times" editors choosing the person of the year who had such an impact or people talked about so much. as for the online poll, we know egypt's defense minister came out on top followed by others such as new jersey chris christie, amazon ceo jeff besos. and yes, miley
president and mrs. obama will attend a memorial service for nelson mandela on wednesday. those are the headlines. "consider this" is up next. fa heidi jo-cast heidi jo-castro agiegis >>> boots on the ground - hundreds of french troops sent to the central african republic to help stop the deadly violence. >> frozen solid - major american cities at a standstill as an ice storm drifts across the country. >> his spirit and yours - as a family we commit ourselves to uphold and be guided by the prepared to die for >> nelson mandela's family share their grief as the world mourns. president obama and the first lady will travel to south africa for nelson mandela's
president obama and mrs. obama will attend the ceremony for nelson mandela on tuesday. it's part of a week of events to honour the south african leader. those are the headlines "america tonight" is next. check >> into this is al jazeera america live from new york city. i'm morgan radford with your headlines. a cold snap across much of the country is paralyzing travel on the road and in the air. several deaths have been linked to the icy weather which is bringing snow to the midwest, the family of a u.s. veteran released from custody is asking for privacy. merrill newman is spending his first day back after an 85-year-old was detained by allegedly commit iing crimes. france says hundreds more troops arrived in the south african republic to safehe
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